NVIDIA SHIELD TV Posts on XDA

Nvidia officially releases Android TV 11 for Shield TV

Nvidia is probably best known for its graphics cards, but the company has also sold set-top boxes powered by Android TV under the 'Shield' name since 2015. Even though Nvidia has refreshed the hardware a few times since then (and made a separate stick model), all Shield TV devices are still supported by software updates....

Nvidia releases recovery images for Shield Experience 9.0.0 based on Android 11, OTA rollout imminent

In August, Nvidia confirmed that it was going to skip the Android 10 update for the Shield TV lineup. A few months later, we learned that the company was beta testing a new version of Nvidia Shield Experience 9.0 based on Android 11. While the company didn’t share many details about the new update at...

NVIDIA is reportedly testing an Android TV 11 update for the SHIELD TV

In August this year, an NVIDIA staff member confirmed that the company was skipping the Android 10 update for the SHIELD TV. While at the time, the company revealed no information about a potential Android TV 11 update for the Android TV box, recent reports suggest that it's in the works. A deleted post on the...

The NVIDIA Shield TV is at an all-time low price on Amazon U.K.

NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV is often cited as one of the best Android TV boxes out there and for good reasons. Not only does it offer powerful hardware, but it also keeps getting better with new features and additions regularly being delivered via software updates. One of the biggest criticisms of the NVIDIA Shield TV is that...

NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV won’t get an Android 10 update, but you won’t miss out on much

NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV is often cited as one of the best Android TV boxes out there, and for good reasons. Not only it offers powerful hardware, but it also keeps getting better with new features and additions regularly being delivered via software updates.  Since the device launched with Android TV 9 running out of the...

NVIDIA’s Shield TV is the latest to get Android TV’s new Discover feature

Earlier in February, Google rolled out a new UI refresh for the Android TV homescreen. The revamped homescreen experience looks a lot like what you get on the Chromecast with Google TV, with the main addition being a new Discover tab. This new revamp has slowly been rolling out to compatible Android TVs over the...

The Best Android TV Boxes and Sticks: Chromecast with Google TV, Nvidia Shield TV, and more!

Although smart TVs have managed to make their way into many households, there are still a lot of consumers stuck with the non-smart or 'dumb' TVs. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy way to make these 'dumb' TVs smart. All you have to do is attach an Android TV Box or Android TV Stick...

NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV is getting an update that adds new controller and peripheral support

NVIDIA is rolling out a minor software update to its line of SHIELD TV products. With SHIELD Experience 8.2.3 rolling out today, you won't be getting an OS update (as in, the OS is still Android 9 Pie with Android TV), but you are getting a newer security patch level and support for new accessories. The...

TWRP is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A20/A30, 2019 SHIELD TV, and Realme 6/7

It's always good news when a new device gets official support for the TWRP custom recovery. While the rise of GSIs and projects like Magisk has made recoveries not as essential as they were in the past as you can now successfully root or even change operating systems without flashing a custom recovery on newer...

Hulu’s Android TV app finally allows 1080p streaming on NVIDIA SHIELD TV

Hulu has never seemed to pay much attention to Android TV devices. Hulu's Android TV app finally received an overhaul in 2019, with the same updated interface that other platforms already had, but there was still one frustrating limitation: many devices were stuck playing content at 720p. No, really. For years, Hulu subscribers have complained that...

Samsung discontinues SmartThings Link support for SHIELD

Last year, Samsung announced it would make changes to its legacy SmartThings platform, resulting in support for old hardware being dropped. As it turns out, that apparently includes the SmartThings Link, a dongle that allows users to turn the NVIDIA SHIELD into a SmartThings hub. Samsung sent out emails to SmartThings Link owners saying it plans...

You can now pair your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S controller to the NVIDIA SHIELD TV

If you own an NVIDIA Shield TV, you’ll be greeted by a nice update today. NVIDIA is rolling out a Shield Experience Upgrade (version 8.2.2) that introduces support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S controllers, giving you more ways to game on the set top box. “When SHIELD TV launched, way back in 2015, we...